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Eastwood: 'If somebody's dumb enough'

Eastwood: 'If somebody's dumb enough'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, reacting to criticism of his speech at the Republican convention, suggested whoever invited him to speak may have been "dumb."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Rain Pryor: My comedy differs from Dad's

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Rain Pryor, doing a solo show at a Woodstock, N.Y., fringe arts event, says her comedy is different from that of her late comedian-actor father Richard Pryor.
Guest spots in demand on 'NCIS'

Guest spots in demand on 'NCIS'

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Actors are flocking to do guest spots on "NCIS," the U.S. TV show's executive producer Gary Glasberg said.
Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Crystal, Leno set for TV Land Awards

Crystal, Leno set for TV Land Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Billy Crystal, Jane Leeves, Jay Leno, Bob Newhart and Betty White have signed up to be presenters at the 8th annual TV Land Awards show in Culver City, Calif.
Fox, Newhart to present at Emmys show

Fox, Newhart to present at Emmys show

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Michael J. Fox, Ellen Burstyn and Bob Newhart have been added to the list of presenters for Sunday's 61st Prime Time Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.
By United Press International

Television comedian Dick Martin dies

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 25 (UPI) -- Legendary television comedian Dick Martin, who teamed with Dan Rowan on the 1960s hit show "Laugh-In," has died in California, his publicist said Sunday.
Friars Club to roast Matt Lauer

Friars Club to roast Matt Lauer

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- The New York Friars Club has announced plans to roast -- or mercilessly mock -- Matt Lauer, star of the "Today" show, at an upcoming ceremony.
TNT planning third 'Librarian' movie

TNT planning third 'Librarian' movie

ATLANTA, March 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin are set to reunite for "The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice," TNT's third "Librarian" movie.

Pleshette of 'Newhart' dies at 70

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Actress Suzanne Pleshette, best known for her portrayal of Emily Hartley on the TV comedy, "The Bob Newhart Show," has died in Los Angeles at 70.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept 5, 2007.
By United Press International

'Newhart' handyman Tom Poston dies at 85

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Tom Poston, the Emmy-winning actor best known as handyman George Utley on "Newhart," has died in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 85.
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Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart arrives for the TV Land Awards March 13, 2005, in Santa Monica, CA. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)
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George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929), known professionally as Bob Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the Billboard pop music charts—it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Again! was also a massive success, and both albums held the Billboard #1 and #2 spots simultaneously, a feat unequaled until the 1991 release of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II by hard rock band Guns N' Roses.

Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had a third sitcom that was short-lived and initially successful but was soon canceled, named Bob. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22, and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. One of his most recent roles is the library head Judson in The Librarian.

Newhart was born in Oak Park, Illinois and raised on the west side of Chicago. His parents were Julia Pauline (née Burns; 1900–1994), a housewife of Irish descent, and George David Newhart (1900–1985), a part-owner of a plumbing and heating-supply business, who was of Irish and German ancestry. Newhart has three sisters, Virginia, Mary Joan (a nun, who taught at a Chicago high school), and Pauline.

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